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Florida, Syria, Fox News: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Shots are fired, and bots swarm in</b><p>• Soon after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia jumped on the hashtag #Parklandshooting, posting messages about the gun control debate.<p>The automated …

Guillaume Cizeron

GOP congressional candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.<p>"We aren't using this to raise money," Tyler Tannahill told HLN's Carol Costello. "We had this …

CNN

Donald Trump, Florida, N.B.A. All-Star Game: Your Monday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>How Russian trolls worked</b><p>• The Justice Department indictment against 13 people and three companies lays out in riveting detail how Russia carried out a social media campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.<p>Posing as activists, Russians organized …

American Philosophy

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.<p>Wednesday's shooting in the Fort …

Guns

Russians indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe

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Robert Mueller

Winter Games, Lunar New Year, ‘Black Panther’: Your Friday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Horror story replays as America reloads</b><p>• “Deadly shootings in schools — that is, the killing of children in sanctuaries of learning — have become a distinctly American ritual,” our columnist writes, …

Mikaela Shiffrin

17 killed in shooting at South Florida high school

<i>Follow Thursday’s updates here: Florida school shooting suspect booked on 17 counts of ‘murder premeditated’</i><p>PARKLAND, Fla. — A heavily armed 19-year-old who had been expelled from a South Florida high school opened fire on campus shortly before classes let out Wednesday, killing 17 people while …

Crime

Michael Cohen, Syria, Valentine’s Day: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Warnings about Russia and its bots</b><p>• We’re probably not done hearing about Russian election meddling.<p>Moscow is using fake social media accounts to deepen political and social divisions in the U.S., top …

Kim Jong-Il

They shared their lives on YouTube. Then an obsessed fan came calling — with a gun.

Christopher Giles passed his hours plugged into the Internet, either gripping an X-box controller or burning through YouTube videos. He was 23 years old and lived by himself in a two-story apartment complex topped with stucco in a neighborhood in northern Albuquerque. It was an existence a police …

Crime

Martin Scorsese developing a TV drama about Julius Caesar with Vikings' Michael Hirst

According to a report from <i>The Guardian</i>, Martin Scorsese is so totally obsessed with the history of Rome that he’s teaming up with screenwriter …

Julius Caesar

FBI contradicts White House on probe of former aide Porter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January.<p>That account by FBI Director Christopher …

Donald Trump

Real Heroes Have the Guts to Admit They're Wrong

What do you do when you discover you’re wrong? That’s a conundrum Daniel Bolnick recently faced. He’s an evolutionary biologist, and in 2009 he …

Stem Cells

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Robot Open a Door

You could argue that the door handle has had a disproportionate influence on modern robotics. It was the humanoids of the Darpa Robotics Challenge, …

Robotics

22 Things That Would Definitely Happen If "The Office" And "Parks And Rec" Crossed Over

April and Creed = best friends forever.

TV

London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb

LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.<p>The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214 meters (700 feet) of the bomb, including several …

River Thames

White House, Winter Olympics, New York Fashion Week: Your Monday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Roads and rails (and climate change)</b><p>• President Trump is to announce a blueprint today for $1.5 trillion in spending for transportation and other projects over the next decade, of which the federal …

Kim Yo-jong

Winter Olympics, SpaceX, Steve Wynn: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>The era of easy money is ending</b><p>• The wild market swings of the past few days can be traced to the positive U.S. jobs report on Friday, a sign of a strengthening economy in which workers are finally …

Kim Yo-jong

Stock Markets, Donald Trump, SpaceX: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>As markets drop, take the long view</b><p>• That’s the advice of Neil Irwin, one of our economics correspondents, after the Dow fell 1,175 points on Monday, its largest single-day point decline ever. Here …

Donald Trump

The Latest: White House says economic fundamentals 'strong'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trumps' trip to Ohio (all times local):<p>5:35 p.m.<p>The White House is responding to Monday's stock market beating by saying President Donald Trump is focused on "long-term economic fundamentals, which remain exceptionally strong."<p>Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders …

Donald Trump

The Dodge Super Bowl Ad Featuring Martin Luther King Did Not Go Over Well

Most of the ads for Sunday’s Super Bowl found their way online well before the game, but a few surprises made their way to game time. One of those was Dodge’s commercial for the Ram truck that used Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice to highlight the truck’s role in helping others in times of need. …

Dodge

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to withdraw its nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a climate change skeptic, to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House …

Clean Technology
Super Bowl LII

Hulu's Spooky New Stephen King Series Is Heading Back to Shawshank

The new teaser for 'Castle Rock' looks creepy as hell.<p>Ever since 2017's <i>IT</i> adaptation became a surprise box-office behemoth, a whole host of Stephen King spinoffs and adaptations have leaped into production. Netflix already cranked out a pair of films based on King stories, Blumhouse is working on a …

Bill Skarsgård

18 Women-Led Movies You Can Look Forward To In 2018

Bookmark this — it's gonna be a long year.

Maya Rudolph

New York Today: HQ Trivia, Local Edition

Updated 8:04 a.m.<p><i>Good morning on this gray Thursday.</i><p>We’re a city filled with HQties.<p>That’s the nickname given to those who play HQ, the wildly popular trivia smartphone app that has been called “the best worst thing on the internet.”<p>Twice daily, at 3 and 9 p.m. on weekdays (and once daily on …

Bill de Blasio

State of the Union, Joseph Kennedy, Jimmy Kimmel: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Appealing for unity, touting success</b><p>• In his first State of the Union address, President Trump called for Democrats’ help in addressing immigration and rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. Here’s our …

Timothée Chalamet

State of the Union, F.B.I., Lunar Eclipse: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Which Trump will show up tonight?</b><p>• When President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address tonight, will he offer a hard-edge appeal to his base, or a more bipartisan and conventional …

Andrew McCabe

What the surprise resignation of the deputy FBI director tells us about Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The surprise resignation of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe on Monday is simply the latest evidence that President Donald Trump not only expects total loyalty from his Justice Department but suspects anyone who doesn't show that fealty may be part of some sort of anti-Trump "deep state" …

Donald Trump

Lorde Grammys Won't Let Me Go Solo ... So I'm Not Performing!!!

<b>Lorde</b> is now the second nominee out of 5 for Album of the Year who won't be performing at the 'Grammys' Sunday, and it's all because the offer she …

Lorde

Netflix's Altered Carbon Contains Some Incredibly Hardcore Sci-Fi

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Science Fiction